Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest player to score 1000 runs in ODI history

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BULAWAYO: Pakistani opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the quickest batsman to score the quickest 1000 runs in one-day international (ODI) history by breaking 38 years old world record.

Zaman achieved the feat against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final ODI when he took the field, needing just 20 runs to achieve the milestone

The opening batsman reached the milestone in just his 18 innings, breaking the previous best of 21 innings achieved by five batsmen.

Zaman needed 20 runs before the start of the fifth ODI against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo and it took him just 27 balls to reach the milestone.

The left-handed batsman has been in great form throughout the series as this record comes on the back of his brilliant double-century in the previous match – when he became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double-ton in ODI cricket.

Zaman also broke another record by scoring the most runs ever by a Pakistan batsman in an ODI series. Salman Butt previously held the record by scoring 451 runs against Bangladesh in 2008.

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